The Risk of CVD

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Where does atherosclerosis occur?
In our arteries
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They become what with age?
less elastic
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What does less elasticisty lead to?
higher pressure during systole
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What is another risk factor of atherosclerosis?
Gender
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What do girls make?
oestrogen
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What does this add?
A protective effect against atherosclerosis
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What do women tend to have?
less stressful jobs
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What does this led to?
less hypertension
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What does smoking led to?
Nicotine is very good at damaging the endothelium
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What does a lower BMI lead to?
less hypertension
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What does exercise decreases?
LDL levels
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What does exercise increase?
metabolic rate
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therefore?
lowering BMI
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There could be a ? for CVD?
Genetic predisposition
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What do some alleles give?
less protection from developing atherosclerosis
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What does eating saturated fats decrease?
HDL level
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Eating more calories than you need causes what to increase?
BMI
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What is high BMI associated with?
Atherosclerosis
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